Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging, part of Rio Tinto Alcan's
packaging unit, announced that, for the second consecutive year, it will
participate in an initiative sponsored by the United Nations for the Environment
Program (UNEP) in the context of World Environment Day. The theme for this event
is "Kick the Habit: Towards a Low Carbon Economy", and will be celebrated
on June 5th around the world.
"Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging recognizes the importance of
sustainable development and is focused on reducing its environmental
footprint. We have made this day an annual event, which gives us a concrete
opportunity to educate our employees about environmental issues and solicit
their participation in sustainability-related activities," said Mike
Schmitt, president of Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging.
In 2007 the day was a great success and there were over twenty
activities and special events that took place in Alcan Packaging Global
Pharmaceutical sites around the world, such as the distribution of shrubs
to employees, tree planting and landscaping of neighboring sites, the
organization of conferences on the subject of the environment and clean-up
activities in the community.
Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging will continue their commitment to
World Environment Day this year with the implementation of new initiatives,
including a design contest for the children of employees on the subject of
the environment and an internal 'Going Low Carbon' quiz for employees.
"We believe that once again this year, our sites will demonstrate their
ingenuity and will distinguish themselves by putting in place innovative
activities with regard to sustainable development, such as awareness
campaigns and partnerships with local and national associations that
support the environment," said Michael Rubenstein, Chief Growth and
Innovation Officer, Alcan Packaging.
Alcan Packaging is a world leader in value-added specialty packaging.
It delivers multi-materials and innovative solutions to customers around
the world for the food, pharmaceutical, beauty and tobacco markets. Led by
Ilene Gordon, president and CEO, Alcan Packaging is headquartered in Paris,
France, with 128 facilities and 30,000 employees in 31 countries, it
generated US$6.2 billion revenues in 2007. For more information, please